Post Stroke Session With My Brother 12 days post stroke.

On day 12 post stroke with my brother he had already started doing movements that made it feel more comfortable for him to sit in the wheelchair all day, so we turned that into a movement lesson. I was using the pelvis as 6 and 12 o’clock. 6 o’clock being the pelvic bone and 12 o’clock the belly button and rocking back and forth between the two. I also add 3 and 9 o’clock to get the pelvis moving in a way that the pelvis works when you are walking. The pelvis moves in a figure eight movement natural when we are walking with ease and grace, so adding this to him sitting in the chair made perfect sense. For him at this time his left arm and left leg are not wired in his brain so getting these connections help rewire the brain in a positive way a little quicker. We also added doing a pelvic clock, one way and than the other way. I added having his hands on one leg then switch them to the other leg. This adds counter lateral movement which creates even more new neuro connections. This is one of the Nine Essentials created by Anat Baniel called variation which is a great way to communicate with the brain and create more neuro connections. A positive mental attitude and family support is also very important for recovery as well as the severity of the stroke. I am feeling blessed that my brother is looking forward to recovery and getting home. This is important. For more information of how movement will help with stroke,...

Working with an Entrepreneur!

“Changes help to create powerful new insights and cognitions that enhance your business practices.”  Karen Toth   While taking my business to a new market, it was extremely amazing to see the results work with an entrepreneur. It was very helpful that Lisa Reaume came to me as an enthusiastic, open and ready person.  She complained of upper back pain.  Pain is a consistent firing in the brain, making doing her business “very hard”.  With this noise of pain running in the background of Lisa’s brain, the focus on her business suffered. What you do one way, is the way you do everything! Lisa described the lesson as feeling the connection (or flow) through her body, much like water being blocked by a beaver dam or a canal.  “If you are not flowing well, you will not be able to do the work, inside or outside”. We often say “I’m stopping myself, I know what I should be doing, why am I not doing it?”  Some entrepreneurs don’t take the time to look for practitioners like me to open up the doors and unblock the “flow”.  Entrepreneurs don’t like asking for help and feel they should be doing it all by themselves, and then spiral into not doing anything at all. It is important to open ourselves up to the flow of energy, of the universe and the earth, inside and outside for new ideas to make our tasks easy and effortless.  I asked Lisa to share if she had any ideas “pop” into her mind as I was moving her  body and opening up the “flow”.  She was...

Three Steps to Awareness in Your Life!

What does “awareness” mean to you? The Oxford Dictionary says the meaning is “having knowledge or realization”. What happens to you when you are aware? Do you have a sense of feeling of what you want and what you need? What is your vision? How do you see yourself now? Through thinking and visualization, you can see that the way you communicate with your family, friends and clients can change your life. Today I am going to talk about being aware of your “self-talk” and view of yourself. Specifically, I am going to address three areas of awareness you need to know: Awareness of how you talk to yourself. Awareness of how you view yourself. Awareness of how you feel about your body and self-image. Awareness of how you talk to yourself. I used to think that I was special, that I was able to do anything that I wanted and that life was not really giving me all that I asked for. What was I doing wrong? What was I doing right? What I learned is that I was not talking as lovingly to myself as I talked to others. I would tell others how wonderful they were, how special they were and how I could envision them as something special that they could not see of themselves. As a result of this, an awareness of themselves that they had not had before, had suddenly taken hold and they were able to see themselves in a new light that enabled them to accomplish even more. When the veil is lifted, one can see. I lifted their veil and...